Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Sherry!

Today I finished a birthday card for my good friend Sherry who was instrumental in getting me into card-making! Little did she know what an addiction she was fostering! But a good one!! This card features some new papers/cardstock that just got in. The colors are pinks and grays...everything from hot pink to powder pink to soft gray to charcoal gray...all in classy prints, both detailed and subtle. So I'm "spotlighting" this new paper pack: its called "Be Mine" by Echo Park. What fun!

For anyone who sees my blog often you might notice that I now have a watermark on my main card photo...finally! That is something Cindy helped me with yesterday when I was at her place. Yes, I got to go and "work" over there again for most of the day yesterday! We actually got a lot done and I love to be able to pick her brain about products and techniques. She is very many ways! She has such a loving, friendly, helpful attitude...energetic and a real "go-getter"....and all that in the face of a huge tragedy in her life that God is leading her through, step by step. Her faith and patience are amazing! Yes, she speaks of very dark days but she stays determined to live a triumpant life in honor of her lovely daughter, taken too soon from this life.
One of the things that always impresses me when I go to Cindy's is how organized she keeps all her own crafting supplies as well as the store stock. (Of course, Kevin is a bit "crazy" about stock organization, which helps!! LOL) I love the new folders she has to keep all of her dies and matching stamps in (called "Pack & Store"). I thought mine were pretty organized 'til I saw that! But I don't have near as many so I'm OK with a couple clip boards with magnetic strips attached that I keep my dies on. They ARE all labeled nicely! And they hang right next to my raised table with paper cutter and Cuttlebug. Anyway...Wow! did I get off the main subject or what?! I'm posting this bithday card and showing off some new things from Cindy's!
Here's the list of ingredients:
  • Cardstock - "Be Mine" by Echo Park* NEW
  • Flower - "Gardenia" by StampingScrapping*
  • Leaves - handmade by me!
  • Stamp - (sq. medallion) "Fancy Hearts" by StampingScrapping* NEW
  • Stamps - (sentiments) "Mary & Friends" by Woodware.USA*
  • Ink - "London Fog" by Memento
  • Stickpin - heart stickpin & butterfly bead by Pizzazz Aplenty
  • white cardstock & ribbon - from my stash
  • note: the coral/pink print in the upper right corner is not Echo Park -(just from stash)
        *'d items, as always, are from

The sketch I followed is the one on the MOJO Monday Challenge right now so I'm entering that one. - Sketch Challenge #225

10 comments: said...

Sandie it is an honor to be your friend!
Thank you for your love, help and friendship!
Your talent and friendship are a blessing

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful and you showcased this new paper wonderfully! Love everything about this!! Hugs, Stephanie

PinkLadyCarol said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! Your friend will surely love it.

melissac said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is beautiful, Sandie! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Sara said...

Your card is beautiful Sandie. Thank you for sharing it.!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Love your card and blog, so much inspiration. Your a great designer. I joined your blog. Look forward to our sharing.

L. D. Burgus said...

You create wonderful cards. It is an art and not just a craft. I take a dozen or so photos at a time for my blog. In a certain amount of time I get them all ready and then just post one a day. I use picasa to store my photos so I can get to them quickly. On my photo blog I try not to write much and let people just enjoy what I have found through my camera lens.

Sheri said...
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Sheri said...

Gasp! Sandie this card is just STUNNING!! There is so much to love here...I have no idea where to begin...The soft pinks and grays, or the gorgeous flower...or that delicious seam binding...or those sweet hat pins?!?! It's just too cute for words!